Ranked #547

Pandora Hearts

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: PandoraHearts
Japanese: パンドラハーツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.981 (scored by 83,334 users)
Ranked: #5472
Popularity: #128
Members: 186,840
Favorites: 4,182
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To young Oz Vessalius, heir to the Vessalius Duke House, the perilous world called the Abyss is nothing more than a folktale used to scare misbehaving children. However, when Oz's coming-of-age ceremony is interrupted by the malicious Baskerville Clan intent on banishing him into the depths of the Abyss, the Vessalius heir realizes that his peaceful life of luxury is at its end. Now, he must confront the world of the Abyss and its dwellers, the monstrous "Chains," which are both not quite as fake as he once believed.

Based on the supernatural fantasy manga of the same name, Pandora Hearts tells the story of fifteen-year-old Oz's journey to discover the meaning behind the strange events that have overtaken his life. Assisted by a mysterious Chain named Alice, whose nickname is "Bloodstained Black Rabbit," and members of a clandestine organization known as "Pandora," Oz begins to realize his existence may have more meaning than he could have ever imagined.

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More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 Innocent Calm
Tsuminaki Heion (罪なき平穏)
Apr 3, 2009
2 Tempest of Conviction
Danzai no Arashi (断罪の嵐)
Apr 10, 2009
3 Prisoner & Alichino
Mayoigo to Kuro Usagi (迷い子と黒うさぎ)
Apr 17, 2009
4 Rendezvous
Asahikage no Basho (朝日影の場所)
Apr 24, 2009
5 Clockwise Doom
Tokeimawari no Akumu (時計回りの悪夢)
May 1, 2009

Opening Theme

"Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction (Wakana Ootaki, Keiko Kubota, Kaori Oda, Yuriko Kaida)

Ending Theme

#1: "Maze" by savage genius feat. Tomoe Ohmi (eps 1-13)
#2: "Watashi wo Mitsukete. (私を見つけて。)" by savage genius (eps 14-25)

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Nov 19, 2015
Really, Pandora Hearts is one of the best anime's I've ever seen. I totally fell in love with Gil and Jack. I've watched this anime three times now and it is still amazing. I also like the first opening. Those who haven't watched Pandora Hearts yet must do it quickly! I'll give everything a 10, it's just amazing.
There are different character with different personalities, and the story is good to follow. The beginning of the story is very mysterious and I just wanted to know what will happen next.
I also like the art. It's not as good as Karnaval or Amnesia, but I read more
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Feb 7, 2010
When you lose everything and end up with nothing, how do you pick yourself up and move on? Do you lash out in anger and bitterness, hiding your wounds? Do you allow the emptiness inside you to shut out any emotional reaction, numbly accepting your fate? Do you desperately search everywhere for what remains of you, hoping to piece yourself back together? Or do you fear losing again so much that you spend all your time protecting what you already have, nearly crushing it in your tight grasp?

With each of these suggestions, I refer to a particular character in the story whose struggle with loss read more
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Jun 25, 2013
Imagine your reality falling into pieces on your fifteenth birthday, pushed into a broken toy box and relentlessly pursued by people you barely know.

Pushed aside and left broken, do you accept death in the name of saving another's life, desperately looking for pieces of yourself to confirm your existence? Knowing nothing about yourself, wanting to find out, yet scared of finding out, how do you move on? How do you protect something you once lost, in fear of losing it again, suffocating it with your loyalty and inability to let it leave your sight?

Pandora Hearts explores the story of Oz Vessalius ( or Bezarius, as read more
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May 31, 2009
I would just like to say that this is the very first anime I've given a 10 to without watching it in its entirety. I've always enjoyed twists on Alice in Wonderland and I love the darker genre of anime so needless to say Pandora Hearts drew me in right away.

The synopsis doesn't do the story justice. Imagine being 15 and having everything and then being sucked into a world that is similar to a broken toy box where the dolls try to eat you. Thats just what Oz Bezarius goes through on his coming of age ceremony on his birthday. I won't say read more
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Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood. 
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The main characters, Oz and Allen, have very similar personalities and go through a major life changing experience. Both series also have a dark horror type theme, many random comedic scenes, and a fair amount of action. 
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Huey from Dantalian reminds me of a much older Oz Vessalius, while Dalian definitely reminds me of Alice. Both take place in a European setting, both are fantasy shows.  
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These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element. 
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-Both of the main characters are both rich and noble
-Both main character have blond hair, sorta similar hairstyles,
-Both main character has a servant
-Both main character has a Demon partner
-Both main character are special and has powers but doesn't realize it
-Both settings of the anime are very similar, also gives off similar aura/sort of gothic aura
-Both anime involves going into another unknown dimension
-Both main character are stubborn
-Both main character has no parents, except for pandora hearts, Oz has a father
-Both involves contracts to summon the demons
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-Both really good

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